book twenty-one : To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

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Book Title: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
Author: Jenny Han
Series:  To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before #1
Genres: Romance, Young Adult,Chick Lit, Coming-of-Age
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I read this in book format.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is a fresh, lovely YA story. I loved the typography of the cover and after reading Jenny Han’s The Summer I Turned Pretty series, I snapped this novel up as quick as I could. I just had to read it.

Our story is about a young girl called Lara Jean who has never actually admitted to her crushes but, instead, writes each boy a letter. She doesn’t send the letters, she seals them and keeps them under her bed. But one day, her secret box of letters is missing and to her utter horror, each one has been sent to the boy she wrote about. As each boy confronts her about what she wrote, Lara Jean must put her embarrassment behind her as she soon realises, the letters being released may not be a bad thing after all.

To me, this story is one for both adults and young adults. It is sweet, it is heart warming and it was so refreshing to have an Asian main character.

Lara Jean’s character is a joy to read about. You see her grow up and become an adult, you see her face the consequences that the letters being released brings and you see her become someone new.

I really enjoyed reading this story and I was so happy to learn there was a sequel called P.S, I Still Love You.

If you want a simple love story with incredible characters, then this is the book for you.

I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars.

3 thoughts on “book twenty-one : To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

  1. I read this book a short while ago as well. I didn’t feel as strongly as you did about it, but I didn’t hate it. I felt like Lara-Jean made a mountain out of a molehill and really made the situation far more complicated than it needed to be (however, if she brushed off all the sent letters, wouldn’t be much of a book, would it? lol) … I was surprised by the ending, but apparently there is a sequel, so I might read that when I get the chance!

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